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Pathways to Professional Development

South Dakota Pathways to Professional Development is a statewide project recognizing those who work in child care, preschool, Head Start, Out-of-School Time and other programs serving the needs of children and families and may include practitioners with entry-level education or advanced degrees.

The goal of the Pathways project is to support those who actively pursue ongoing educational opportunities and professional commitments to the field.

For more information on participating in the Pathways to Professional Development program, and to request a complete application packet of materials contact the Department of Social Services' Division of Child Care by calling toll-free 1-800-227-3020 or by email at